Originally Posted by 65WSM
I have been looking at building a 7X68 rimmed in a replica 1885 high wall.
The goal would be to have a rimmed case for extraction and shoot the 175 and 180 gr VLD Berger bullets over 3000 fps with Retumbo or VV N-570.
What can you tell me about possible sizing dies. Do you know of a bushing die that I could use for routine sizing in 7mm X 68 ?
What size die are you going to use in your 8X68S ?
To be honest I have never heard of a 7x68R (rimmed or flanged) before. The 8x 68S is also called "the German Magnum" and was created in the late 1930's for boltaction. You'll find dies from RCBS, Hornady and Redding for it (Midway). I know about the 7x65R
(284')which is still a very popular caliber with a bullet speed like the 280 Rem or 7x64. That means easy more than 3000 fps with 130 - 150gr. bullets. Then you can hit dies of a rimmed (flanged) mag like the 7x72R v. Hofe
(284'). For what kind of 7mm bullet are you looking for? Do you mean 275' or 284'? Did you take a look at the 7mm H & H flanged mag (275')? Hope I could give you some input solving your challenge.